Friday, September 14, 2007
Well, the NFL has ruled, and spy/cheater Bill Belichick has been fined $500,000 for spying on the Jet's defensive signals during their week 1 game in New Jersey. He will not be suspended.
In addition, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered the Patriots to give up next year's first-round draft choice if it reaches the playoffs and second- and third-round picks if it doesn't (which isn't that really of a big deal since they have an extra one by way of a trade with the 49ers).
According to ESPN.com, the videotaping came to light after a camera was confiscated from Patriots video assistant Matt Estrella while he was on the New York Jets' sideline during New England's 38-14 win last Sunday at Giants Stadium. Goodell will not change the outcome of the game.
NFL fines Pats coach, team loses pick
The Boston Globe
NFL penalty for Belichick, Patriots is far too light
John Clayton, ESPN
Here's the sketch:
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Don't tell me this is serious?!?!?
Of all the artists to take on a new Sgt. Rock mini-series (What's wrong with Joe Kubert?), according to Newsarama, DC Comics has accepted a pitch by Shi creator Billy Tucci. The 6-issue mini-series, titled Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, will hit stores some time in spring 2008, according to DC Editor Mike Marts.
Now, I'll be the first to admit that Kubert's recent mini-series was sort of flat story-wise, but that has much more to do with the absence of Robert Kanigher that Kubert's art and storytelling. He's still one of the best storytellers around! Why you would replace him with someone with dramatically less storytelling ability I don't know.
It's the Greg Horn-ification of comics!
Hat tip to Fabio Redivo
Well, it's Thursday, and that usually doesn't mean much. However, we're going to celebrate Thursday like it were Wednesday, so here's a link to my newest cartoon for PoliticsNJ.com.
Go check it out and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who's son is at a crossroads in his life, trying to figure out what to do with his career. My friend just upgraded and purchased a nice, comfortable and efficient new car. A friend of his son that just got hired showed up in his brand new BMW, leading the obvious questioning of both father and son; What am I doing wrong?!?!?
The obvious answer - not attempting to marry into the Katz family!
Here's the sketch:
Monday, September 10, 2007
It wasn't a good day for the teams from NJ/NY. The Jets lost (once again) to the Patriots in the Meadowlands, while the Giants fell in a high-scoring game to the Wade Philips' led Cowboys. And to add injury to insult, both Chad Pennington and Eli Manning were hurt.
My Buffalo Bills didn't fare any better, loosing on a last-second field goal by the Broncos. Now, I may be biased, but will the refs EVER call holding on the Broncos? It's ridiculious! There were at least 8 plays I saw where holding was blatant, right at the point of attack. I know the NFL backed the referees off the line of scrimmage this year as a precaution against injury, but com'on!!!
And don't let me just blame it on the Broncos. J.P. Losman took a step back to say...2005!!!! He had less than 100 yards passing, and after Elam missed from 43 yards with a little over 3 minutes in the game, the Bills only ran 1:19 off the clock thanks to a bone-headed incomplete J.P. Losman pass on an attempted deep route to Lee Evans. Hmmmm, Marshawn Lynch was averaging over 5 yards a carry, and we need to run time off the clock. LETS PASS IT! Thanks 'I don't know DICK...Jauron.' From that point, Denver took possession with 2:13 to go, and it used literally every last second to win the game.